Gamrie a wealthy place.
Date 1953
Track ID 9725
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1953.245.A4

Original Tape ID

SA1953.245

Summary

Gamrie [Gardenstown] a wealthy place.

Gamrie [Gardenstown] seems to Charles 'Codlins' Simpson to be one of the richest places in Scotland. There are no poor rates, because there are no poor people in it. They have no harbour rates to pay because the harbour is their own, and they make everything they need themselves. They are great seamen and hard workers. Hamish Henderson remarks that you could nearly spit into the chimneys of Gamrie as you come down its steep brae [hillside].

Recording Location

County - Banffshire

Parish - Gamrie

Village/Place - Macduff

Item Location

County - Banffshire

Parish - Gamrie

Village/Place - Gardenstown

Language

Scots

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS